Incidence doubled in western areas, ice weakening from below due to ocean warming. Climate change Antarctic ice sheet loss research

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Every corner of the world is being affected due to climate change. Recently, scientists have studied the changes taking place in Antarctica. He says that the snow in this area is decreasing. Due to the melting of ice, the sea level will rise, which will have a bad effect on the whole world.

In this research published in the journal Earth System Science Data, the researchers combined about 3 billion data points. This is the longest data set on changing ice sheet height. Scientists found that long-term climate change also affects Antarctic ice.

Major changes in 25 years

Antarctica's coastline has changed in the last 25 years.

Antarctica’s coastline has changed in the last 25 years.

Researchers say that the process of melting ice in Antarctica has spread from the outer part of the continent to the interior. In the past 10 years, the melting of ice has almost doubled in the western regions of Antarctica. Along with this, the coastline of Antarctica has also changed in the last 25 years. The reason for this is icebergs formed due to melting glaciers.

fast melting ice sheet

Each year, the Antarctic continent grows 2,000 cubic kilometers of ice, and the same amount of ice flows into the ocean as ice melts or breaks down. This creates equilibrium. However, this research suggests that now this equilibrium has started deteriorating and the ice is melting at a faster rate.

Damage caused by warming of the sea

According to a study, Antarctica will no longer be able to go back to its pre-2000 condition.

According to a study, Antarctica will no longer be able to go back to its pre-2000 condition.

In another research published in the journal Nature, scientists have claimed that the ice of Antarctica is decreasing due to the warming of the ocean. It is melting from below, causing the ice sheet to become weaker and thinner.

This study suggests that Antarctica will no longer be able to return to its pre-2000 condition and there may be major ice melting events in the next 10-20 years.

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